Nantes, France

Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Nantes, France

The École des Mines de Nantes, or École nationale supérieure des mines de Nantes is a French high-level engineering school , part of the prestigious Institut Mines-Télécom. The school is based in Nantes, in the west of France.The school offers 10 majors : Energy Decision-making software engineering Logistics and production systems Management of Information Technologies Information Systems engineering Quality and Safety Automation Environment Nuclear : Technologies, Safety and Environment Nuclear : Systems and Technologies Applied to Nuclear reactors Nuclear : Sustainable Nuclear Energy and Waste Management- International master taught in EnglishThe EMN has also signed agreements with Audencia Business School to offer a joint degree in management of information technologies. Wikipedia.

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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: SiS-2009- | Award Amount: 5.34M | Year: 2010

European authorities and the international scientific community acknowledge the importance of Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Education (IBSME) to develop an integrated strategy for scientific literacy and awareness from primary to secondary school, reinforcing scientific careers. Scienceduc and Pollen FP6 projects as well as SINUS-Transfer have successfully implemented IBSME in a large number of European cities. Europe is now facing the urgent need to disseminate such approaches and enable all member States to have access, understand and implement them in a way that fits their own specificities. To go beyond best practices sharing and to provide effective know-how transfer at European level requires a dissemination model based on a systematic approach of IBSME at grassroots level, ensured by intermediary structures with successful experience in local IBSME implementation. The FIBONACCI project defines a dissemination process from 12 Reference Centres to 24 Twin Centres, based on quality and global approach. This will be done through the pairing of the former, selected for their large school-coverage and capacities for transfer of IBSME, with 12 Twin Centres 1 and 12 Twin Centres 2. These will receive training and tutoring for 2 years in order to become in turn Reference Centres and start disseminating. Transversal work between partners is organised through 5 major topics which will be explored through European training sessions and will lead to European guidelines in order to structure a common approach at European level. An external evaluation will be done to check achievement and quality. FIBONACCI will thus lead to the blueprint of a transfer methodology, valid for further Reference centre building in Europe. The project will be coordinated for 36 months by the Superior Normal School (France), with a shared scientific coordination with Bayreuth University. The Consortium will include 24 members over 21 countries, with endorsement from major institutions.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.4 | Award Amount: 14.11M | Year: 2012

Cloud and IT service providers should act as responsible stewards for the data of their customers and users. However the current absence of accountability frameworks for distributed IT services makes it difficult for users to understand, influence and determine how their service providers honour their obligations.\nA4Cloud will create solutions to support users in deciding and tracking how their data is used by cloud service providers. By combining methods of risk analysis, policy enforcement, monitoring and compliance auditing with tailored IT mechanisms for security, assurance and redress, A4Cloud aims to extend accountability across entire cloud service value chains, covering personal and business sensitive information in the cloud.\nA4Cloud solutions will support service providers in preventing breaches of trust by using audited policy enforcement techniques, assessing the potential impact of policy violations, detecting violations, managing incidents and obtaining redress.\nA4Cloud aims to improve the acceptability of cloud-based infrastructures where critical data is perceived to be at risk. It will develop techniques for improved trustworthiness of cloud ecosystems as prerequisite for accountability. Therefore it will create policies and tools that enforce responsibilities while striking a balance between transparency and privacy, and determine issues and constraints for regulators, corporate and institutional service providers, users, and their end-users.\nA4Cloud will have a lasting impact on the competitiveness of the European ICT sector by addressing major perceived barriers to trustworthy cloud-based services. These include concerns about complexity and enforceability of legal, regulatory and contractual provisions, socio-economic and corporate constraints, issues of trust for service-users such as risk-mitigation, privacy, confidentiality and transparency, and operational challenges such as interoperability and enforcing and monitoring compliance.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.1.2 | Award Amount: 3.73M | Year: 2013

As Model Driven Engineering (MDE) is increasingly applied to larger and more complex systems, the current generation of modelling and model management technologies are being pushed to their limits in terms of capacity and efficiency, and as such, additional research is imperative in order to enable MDE to remain relevant with industrial practice and continue delivering its widely recognised productivity, quality, and maintainability benefits. The aim of MONDO is to tackle the increasingly important challenge of scalability in MDE in a comprehensive manner.\n\nAchieving scalability in modelling and MDE involves being able to construct large models and domain specific languages in a systematic manner, enabling teams of modellers to construct and refine large models in a collaborative manner, advancing the state-of-the-art in model querying and transformations tools so that they can cope with large models (of the scale of millions of model elements), and providing an infrastructure for efficient storage, indexing and retrieval of large models. To address these challenges, MONDO brings together partners with a long track record in performing internationally-leading research on software modelling and MDE, and delivering research results in the form of robust, widely-used and sustainable open-source software, with industrial partners active in the fields of reverse engineering and systems integration, and a global consortium including more than 400 organisations from all sectors of IT.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: Fission-2013-5.1.1 | Award Amount: 2.12M | Year: 2013

In line with the Lisbon strategy and 2020 perspective Petrus initiative coordinates since 2005 universities, WMOs, training organisations and research institutes efforts to develop cooperative approach to education and training (E&T) in the geological disposal with the purpose of expanding this cooperation under PETRUS3. PETRUS3 project aims at continuation of the European Cooperation in this area including: Practical implementation of PETRUS training programme following ECVET principles: Starting from the outcomes of the previous project, we will experiment the elaboration and the implementation of training modules defined in term of learning outcomes in a Competency-Based Curriculum. The objective is to set up accredited and recognised qualification in geological disposal that can be achieved in parallel both through formal and PD training programmes. Elaboration of multidisciplinary training and research framework for PhD student:The objectives are i) to fast-track the research activities in geological disposal by proposing customised training programmes, ii) to organize periodic PhD workshops and iii) to enhance the emergence of multidisciplinary research. Development of strategies and frameworks for maintaining PETRUS initiative over the long-term: Following the recommendations of the PETRUS End-users Council, the PETRUS3 project will establish strategic plan for sustainability of the PETRUS initiative through i) establishing a steering board for coordination and follow-up of the PETRUS educational programme, ii) collaboration with the IGD-TPs CMET Working Group iii) creation of an integration framework to the ENEN structure for the overall management of the radioactive waste disposal E&T activities under the association umbrella and iv) linking with the radiation protection platform EUTERP and related EFTS. PETRUS3 strives to continue PETRUS II and ECNET international cooperation by strengthening the links already established with China and IAEA

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.2 | Award Amount: 9.69M | Year: 2012

Successful software has to evolve to keep it compatible and up to date. Up to 90% of software cost is spent on maintenance and of this 75% is spent on the development of new features for staying competitive. The industry progresses through periods of incremental development interlaced with true paradigm shifts.\n\nWe are currently experiencing one of these paradigm shifts, as remarked by the European Commission: The speed of change in Internet technologies continues to be impressive. Software is becoming more and more pervasive: it runs on the devices that we use every day ...[opening] a new world of possible applications cf. Cloud computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering, European Union, 2011 (doi:10.2759/47598).\n\nAccordingly, more and more traditional software vendors notice the need to transform their current business and technology model in order to remain competitive. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is seen as the most promising way to achieve this change. However, this transition from Software-off-the-shelf (often residing as legacy applications) to SaaS is a tremendous challenge comprising business, application and technical issues.\n\nHaving an automated, vendor, technology and hardware independent way to migrate an application would permit the software to evolve easily even in case of transition to new paradigms.\n\nARTIST proposes a software migration approach covering the premigration and postmigration phases. The premigration phase analyzes the technical and non-technical consequences of migrations, supporting the decision-making process on how a migration should be done. The migration phase itself is based on Model Driven Engineering techniques to automate the reverse engineering of the legacy applications to platform independent models. These models are the input for the forward engineering process to generate and deploy modernized applications and to support future migrations. In the postmigration phase, the modernized applications are certified with respect to the stated goals of the premigration phase.\n\nARTIST will reduce the risk, time and cost of migrating legacy software. It will lower the barriers for companies (with existing software) wanting to take advantage of the latest technologies and business models, particularly when considering the current benefits of Cloud Computing and SaaS.

Pillot P.,Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics | Year: 2011

In the ALICE experiment, at forward rapidity (2.5 < y < 4), the production of heavy quarkonium states is measured via their μ+μ - decay channels. We present the first measurement of inclusive J/ψ production, down to pT = 0, from Pb-P-b data collected at the LHC at √sNN =2.76 TeV. Preliminary results on the nuclear modification factor (RAA) and the central to peripheral nuclear modification factor (RCP) show J/ψ suppression with no significant centrality dependence and an integrated . © CERN 2011.

Royer G.,Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Nuclear Physics A | Year: 2010

From an adjustment on a recent selected data set of partial α-decay half-lives of 344 ground state to ground state transitions, analytical formulas are proposed for log10T1/2(s) depending or not on the angular momentum of the α particle. In particular, an expression allows to reproduce precisely the partial α-decay half-lives of even-even heavy nuclei and, then, to predict accurately the partial α-decay half-lives of other very heavy elements from the experimental or predicted Qα. Comparisons have been done with other empirical approaches. Moreover, the potential barrier against α-decay or α-capture has been determined within a liquid drop model including a proximity energy term. Simple expressions are provided to calculate the potential barrier radius and height. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Fallot M.,Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Nuclear Data Sheets | Year: 2014

There have been new developments in the field of applied neutrino physics during the last decade. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed interest in the potentialities of antineutrino detection as a new tool for reactor monitoring and has created an ad hoc Working Group in late 2010 to follow the associated research and development. Several research projects are ongoing around the world to build antineutrino detectors dedicated to reactor monitoring, to search for and develop innovative detection techniques, or to simulate and study the characteristics of the antineutrino emission of actual and innovative nuclear reactor designs. We give, in these proceedings, an overview of the relevant properties of antineutrinos, the possibilities of and limitations on their detection, and the status of the development of a variety of compact antineutrino detectors for reactor monitoring. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

Onillon A.,Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Nuclear Data Sheets | Year: 2014

The Double Chooz reactor oscillation experiment is designed to search for a non-vanishing value of the mixing angle θ13. For the first phase of the experiment with only the far detector running, the reactor electron antineutrino flux is normalized via reactor simulation. For this first phase and from its last results, Double Chooz observed an evidence for a reactor electron antineutrino disappearance. In 227.93 days of far detector live time, we obtained sin22θ13=0.109±0.030(stat)±0.025(syst). This result excludes the no-oscillation hypothesis at 99.8% CL. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

Martin Blanco J.,Ecole des Mines de Nantes
Nuclear Physics A | Year: 2014

The ALICE Collaboration has measured the inclusive J/ψ production in p-Pb collisions at the nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy sNN=5.02TeV. The comparison of the results on the nuclear modification factor as a function of rapidity and transverse momentum with theoretical predictions shows a fair agreement with a shadowing based model and energy loss models with or without a shadowing contribution. The J/ψ production has also been measured by computing the J/ψ nuclear modification factor as a function of the event activity, as well as the yield and mean transverse momentum dependence with the relative charged-particle multiplicity measured at mid-rapidity. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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